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Civil Rights Group launches petition urging Fox to drop ‘Cops’

ColorOfChange.org and its members are urging FOX, and corporate advertisers of the television show COPS, to make the 25th season of show its last in primetime. Since its debut in 1989, FOX, COPS producers, and corporate advertisers have built a profit model around distorted and dehumanizing portrayals of Black Americans and the criminal justice system.… Read More »

Ranking Member Johnson Introduces the STEM Opportunities Act

Yesterday, Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced H.R. 1358, the STEM Opportunities Act of 2013. The legislation combines two bills that Ms. Johnson had introduced in past Congresses, the Broadening Participation in STEM Education Act and the Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Act. Ms. Johnson said, “Many reports over the… Read More »

Feds, Miss. school reach deal over punishment

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that it has reached a deal with a Mississippi school district to end discriminatory disciplinary practices in which black students face harsher punishment than whites for similar misbehavior. The agreement comes after a lengthy federal investigation that found that black public school students in Meridian are five times more… Read More »

Critical Deadline Looms for Black Mothers and Girls

Monifa Bandele There is a deadline looming of great concern to Black parents of school-aged children. Last month the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule that would update the nutritional guidelines for snacks sold in schools for the first time in 30 years. The public has until April 9th, to make… Read More »

New EEOC report examines obstacles facing African Americans in Federal workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a comprehensive report addressing major obstacles hindering equal opportunities for African Americans in the federal work force, in addition to highlighting stakeholder recommendations.  The report is available on EEOC’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/aawg.cfm. The report, prepared by an internal agency work group, is based upon in-depth research and… Read More »

Fla. lt. governor Jennifer Carroll resigns amid gambling investigation

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll announced her resignation Wednesday, a day after she was questioned by authorities investigating an Internet cafe company that she once represented. Carroll’s resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott, dated Tuesday, offered no details about her reason for leaving. But Scott’s chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, said she was interviewed by… Read More »

Women unite and thrive at Jazz in the Gardens’ 4th Annual Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon

Part of the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens celebration, the Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon is proud to announce its 4th annual women’s empowerment and educational conference. The event is on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Shula’s Hotel in Miami Lakes. Created in 2010, by Mayor Shirley Gibson,… Read More »